Take Control of Windows 10 Pro with these Group Policy/Configuration Changes

Windows 10 seems to have a mind of it’s own doesn’t it? We don’t know fully what data it sends, we have ‘no choice’ but to use Cortana, updates will be installed and your PC will reboot while your using it outside of the 12 hours ‘active’ period. No more. If you have Windows 10 Pro, you have been granted access to the Group Policy Editor. Although it’s potency was diminished in the Anniversary update(restricting some features to EDU/Business), you can still control a number of settings making it worth the premium for the upgrade as well as saving you a ton of headaches if you are a power user. Continue reading “Take Control of Windows 10 Pro with these Group Policy/Configuration Changes”

Organizing My Digital Workspace/Home Lab

For tech enthusiasts and those budding to be, it is a bit difficult to scale and organize your workspace/home lab. It recently dawned on me that I hadn’t taken into account how to organize things or put forth the proper effort to making the most of my time and maximizing my productivity. Mostly because set up will be a huge time sink. So in this post I will try to address how I plan to rework everything and keep all the essentials undisrupted while everything is under construction. Continue reading “Organizing My Digital Workspace/Home Lab”

Computers Enable Minimalism Right?

Everyone can be a minimalist in the the digital era right? You stream your movies or music, you can store all your copies of music, movies, photos, documents, mail, bills etc to a device smaller than your thumbnail. No more clutter and nothing eating up the precious space leaving everything clean and neat. However, this is only true for the physical world. Continue reading “Computers Enable Minimalism Right?”

Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist

It’s that time of year again, back to school. With class starting soon or already underway there is a lot to think about. Is your technology ready for the new school year? Read on to see how you can prep your tech to take on the new year! Continue reading “Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist”

Learn Computers Series Part 3: Troubleshooting Your PC

In this third installment of Learn Computers Series we will cover broad troubleshooting techniques.  From errors messages to hardware issues we will cover what you need to know to be better able to tackle any issue that comes your way. Continue reading “Learn Computers Series Part 3: Troubleshooting Your PC”

Digital Spring Cleaning

It’s about that time a year in the northern hemisphere for Spring cleaning to commence! In addition to the standard clean up of your residence, don’t forget to clean up your digital residences too! Don’t let those personal photos, videos and emails sit for much longer. While you are still stuck inside waiting for the coldest part of the year to end is the perfect time to back up your files and respond to long overdue emails, voice-mails and more! Continue reading “Digital Spring Cleaning”

Windows 8.1: Create a Bootable Recovery Drive

Reinstalling Windows 8.1 from a recovery drive is easy as long as you have taken the time to make it. If you haven’t created recovery media for your PC, now is the time to do so before you need it. It’s easy and takes only a few minutes. Continue reading “Windows 8.1: Create a Bootable Recovery Drive”

Speed Up Your PC With These Tweaks and Upgrades

Is your PC a little sluggish but don’t know how to fix it? Read on to find out legitimate ways to improve performance without installing more software or signing up for anything strange on fishy websites. Continue reading “Speed Up Your PC With These Tweaks and Upgrades”

Backup Your Files: Using Windows Backup

 Back Up Your Files

You probably have heard this phrase at least once if not a thousand times.  However if you are like a lot of people, you still haven’t taken the time to actually back up your files.  In this article I will show you how to set up a dead simple scheduled back up on your Windows PC. Continue reading “Backup Your Files: Using Windows Backup”